This program prepares the student for employment in the metalworking and mechanical/maintenance trades. Employment may be in construction, food processing, manufacturing, utilities, astronomical observatories, or related industries. The job requires good physical health, above average eye/hand coordination, mechanical reasoning, and good form perception and spatial relationship. Job responsibilities may include fabricating, repairing, or maintaining metal products on equipment, buildings, and systems.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion, students are prepared to:
- Demonstrate mechanical reasoning; form perception and spacial relations; numerical reasoning and communication skills as a part of the basic entry-level skills and knowledge to gain employment in the Machining, Welding, Industrial Mechanics or related fields.
- Demonstrate the attributes of a good employee; good safety practices; positive work ethics; working collaboratively or independently under supervision; an awareness of hazardous materials and a responsibility for the orderliness and cleanliness of the workplace.
- Demonstrate eye and hand coordination and dexterity in the proper set-up and use of the basic machine tools and equipment; metalworking equipment; the common welding and cutting processes; industrial mechanics equipment; material handling equipment and related machinery.
- Demonstrate the applications of and the ability to use the common hand tools; layout tools; measuring tools; precision measuring tools; common cutting and forming tools, tools used with the common fasteners and specialty tools, and the common metalworking and mechanic tools.
- Demonstrate form perception and spatial relations in the applications of geometric construction; the three common methods of pattern development; industrial practices in framing and structural fabrication; practices in welding joint design and joint preparation and the common machine shop operations and practices.
- Demonstrate the skills of a life-long learner; the ability to read blueprints; knowledge of metals and the common materials and supplies; the ability to do the work related math; and the ability to communicate and read technical resources.
Beginning July 1, 2011, the US Department of Education began requiring colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation". We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.
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